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Multimedia Storytelling Workshop @PF


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Molly Duerig


Price: $165 members, $190 non-members

In a world saturated with information, storytelling across multimedia platforms is an increasingly important skill. Learn to research, report on and produce a compelling story of your own, while improving your skills in digital photography, video, and writing. This workshop is held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Henna


1 Saturday: Oct 21

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $25 per person

Discover the tradition of henna in India. Try your hand at traditional designs and create some of your own. Work your way from designs on paper to decorating hands & feet.

Portfolio Development


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: Joeseph Noderer


Price: $160 members, $185 non-members

Find the direction and support needed to create a strong portfolio under the guidance of a knowledgeable and talented artist. Emphasis will be placed on drawing skills to help master composition and the elements of design though artwork that reflects your personal style. In this class you will experience a taste of a higher level art curriculum, culminating in the documentation of your artwork and the creation of an artist statement.

Little Illustrators


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Rachael Cooper


Price: $150 members, $175 non-members

Express your own story through pictures by using famous author-illustrators as inspiration. Experiment with Eric Carle's signature collage style, tell a story without words like David Weisner, and journey into a strange land of imaginative creatures with the illustrations of Maurice Sendak.

Enameled Penny Jewelry


6 Saturday: Oct 21

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lindsay Huff


$50 members, $75 non-members

Create colorful jewelry from fused vitreous enamel and vintage copper pennies. Students will learn the basics of dry sifted enameling and will be able to finish several pennies which can be finished as earrings, necklaces, or keychains. Materials provided, but students may BYO-Penny if they would like to use a coin from a specific year (must be 1981 and older).

Clay Explorations


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: Emanuelle Wambach


Price: $175 members, $200 non-members

Explore the creativity and diversity of working with clay. Use handbuilding skills to create functional vessels like bowls and cups, and discover the expressive possibilities of sculpting as you try your hand at realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Embrace drawing and painting techniques to bring your work to life using decorative surface designs and glazes. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Cyanotype Workshop


2 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Oct 28

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Jeffrey Krsul


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

NOTE: The location of this class has changed. This class takes place at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Cyanotype is an early photographic process invented in 1842, originally used to reproduce drawings (blueprints). Today, photographers and artists continue to use it to create fascinating blue-tinted images, and camera-less photograms. In this workshop, you'll use the process to create your own unique images on watercolor paper, fabric and glass. Additional instruction will be provided to use household chemicals to tone your images different shades aside from the classic blue. All materials provided. No experience required, but a good next step for those already familiar with the process.

Legomation


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Create your own stop-motion Lego movies! Collaborate to build your own sets and characters, then use tablets to bring your stories to life using stop-motion animation apps. Make your movies complete by adding a soundtrack and credits with Adobe Premiere editing software.

Foundations of Game Design


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $155 members, $180 non-members

Build your own video games and explore game design theory using open-source software. Learn programming basics while creating your own unique game?,? complete with characters,? variables,? levels?, and sound effects. ?Then, beta test each other's games and share them with the world to play!

Wheelthrown Ceramics


5 Saturdays: Oct 21 - Nov 18

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: Zachary Gideon


Price: $175 members, $200 non-members

Work at your own pace to begin your mastery of the ceramics medium. Take the time to explore your subject, strengthen your clay-building techniques, and practice wheelthrowing. Experiment with glaze application and surface design and take home a broad portfolio of ceramic pieces. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Raku Potluck 10/27


1 Friday: Oct 27

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kyle Houser


Price: $30

Participate in a community firing and finish up to three bisqued pieces in our Raku Kiln. Every additional piece will be 10 dollars extra. Tuition includes the cost of glazes. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or drink to share.

Ceramic Accessories


3 Thursdays: Nov 2 - Nov 16

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Carly DiPaolo


Price: $130 members, $155 non-members

Explore the techniques of slab-rolling, extruding, and sculpting to create ceramic pendants and other small accessories such as brooches, buttons, earrings and magnets. Utilize stamping, carving, slips, oxide washes and the use of glass to embellish your creations.

Journey to Mars


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Tom Sarver


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Will humans someday live on Mars? Explore ideas and plan for a future in the stars. Paint a map of the cosmos and draft plans for cities and spaceports. Create clay models of dwellings ready for the environment on Mars and invent practical gadgets for life in outer space.

Junior Architects


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Linsay Woge


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Think like architects and engineers as you explore the most spectacular creations humans have built. Be dazzled by the mysterious pyramid of Giza and the monoliths of Stonehenge, as well as buildings like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Coliseum. Create plans and complete a model of your own world wonder inspired by great marvels of architecture throughout history.

Building Bridges


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Nancy Worobey


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Inspiration for bridge design comes easily when you live in the city of bridges! Get in touch with your architectural side and have a blast as you design your own bridge, build a model, discuss the relationship between form and function, participate in a weight challenge and more.

Legomation


1 Tuesday: Nov 7

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $105 non-members

Create your own stop-motion Lego movies! Collaborate to build your own sets and characters, then use tablets to bring your stories to life using stop-motion animation apps.

Digital Editing with Adobe Premiere


3 Wednesdays: Nov 8 - Nov 22

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Molly Duerig


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Adobe Premiere is one of the world's most powerful and versatile video editing tools. Wanna learn how to use it better? We'll teach you how to edit, plus manage your media and workflow. We'll also view scenes from contemporary movies and talk about editing aesthetics, match-cutting, pacing, and creating structure for a scene.

The Science of Art


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Develop skills in sketching, assemblage, and painting as you journey to a world unknown. Experiment with new materials and techniques while using your imagination to construct rocket ships and design alien friends that you'll meet on your outer-space adventures. Get ready for an experience that's out of this world in your travels to faraway planets.

Flash Documentary Filmmaking


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $80 members, $105 non-members

Master the basics of visual storytelling in this one-day crash course on documentary filmmaking. You'll learn about shot composition, shooting on-camera interviews, and what it's like to work as part of a crew. In the afternoon, you'll edit your "flash documentary" into a cohesive piece. Please bring a USB flash drive to take movies home with you.

Out of This World


1 Friday: Nov 10

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Joann Kielar


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Develop skills in sketching, assemblage, and painting as you journey to a world unknown. Experiment with new materials and techniques while using your imagination to construct rocket ships and design alien friends that you'll meet on your outer-space adventures. Get ready for an experience that's out of this world in your travels to faraway planets.

Two Day Intensive with Nancy Smeltzer 11/11


2 Saturdays: Nov 11 - Nov 18

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nancy Smeltzer


Price: $240 members, $265 non-members

Work side by side with well-known wood and salt fire ceramic artist Nancy Smeltzer. In this two day intensive workshop, Nancy will guide you through her process of throwing, altering and decorating functional ceramic wares intended to be fired in an atmospheric kiln. Emphasis will be placed on creating whimsical surface drawings of birds, fish and other creatures, much like what appears on Ms. Smeltzer's own work. All work made in this workshop will be fired in PCA's Soda Kiln. Tuition includes one block of clay.

Puppetmaking


1 Saturday: Nov 11

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: Rachael Cooper


Price: $25 per person

Use foam, felt and other fabrics to construct expressive hand-animated puppets. Spend the session creating one or several and play for hours at home, putting on performances with friends and family.

Editing with Photoshop


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

This one-session workshop is designed for learners with a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop who want to know more! You'll learn about how filters, color temperature, masks and text can help make your photos more powerful. Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Drop-In Nude Model Session


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $15

Join us for informal figure drawing with an unclothed model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work.

Drop-In Nude Model Session


1 Tuesday: Nov 14

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

No Instruction Provided


Price: $15

Join us for informal figure drawing with an unclothed model. Use the open drawing time as an extension to one of your drawing or painting courses or as an opportunity to hone your power of observation to further your personal work.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera


3 Thursdays: Nov 16 - Nov 30

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Mandy Kendall


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Shooting with Your Digital Camera @ PF


3 Saturdays: Nov 18 - Dec 2

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Looking to understand all the functions on your digital camera better? Let's get creative! We'll teach you how to use your camera's advanced features while gaining an understanding of how to compose a shot and use light to produce quality photographs. Please bring your own camera to class.

Painting with Texture


2 Wednesdays: Nov 29 - Dec 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Crystal Latimer


Price: $65 members, $75 non-members

Get that last-minute gift started or enjoy a little personal time before the madness of the holidays in this short two-session workshop. Experiment with creating texture in your paintings using unique mediums including cold wax medium, gesso, string gel, ceramic stucco gel, and modeling paste on a variety of painting surfaces. Supply list provided.

Quick Metal Jewelry


2 Thursdays: Nov 30 - Dec 7

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Adina DeRoy-Stouffer


Price: $65 members, $75 non-members

Whether you're experienced or trying jewelrymaking for the first time, this workshop will show you how to make a stash of items quickly. Using wire and sheet metal, you'll make earrings, rings, bracelets or pendants in time for holiday gifts. Materials can be purchased from instructor for $15.

Drawing


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: Ryan McCormick


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Recreate what you see around you by using observational drawing, then create your own world with abstract design. Gain experience with gesture and contour while drawing from a clothed model, and make marks with materials like charcoal, oil pastel and graphite.

Foundations of Video Editing


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Chris Cashman


Price: $95 members, $120 non-members

Shooting a film is only the beginning-- editing is one of the most important parts of the process! Learn about editing aesthetics, understand how to shoot footage with a plan to edit, and master the basics of Adobe Premiere, a professional video editing software.

Pint-Sized Picassos


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Eric Duffy


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Unleash your inner Picasso. From the Blue Period to Cubism, Picasso's innovative imagination produced many of the world's best known and most beloved works of art. Study the diverse work of this timeless master while creating unique 2D and 3D works of your own.

Stained Glass


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times. Use techniques such as soldering, foiling, overlay, and glazing, and look to examples of stained glass throughout history as inspiration for the design of your own stained glass artwork.

Claymation


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $95 members, $120 non-members

Learn how to create your own movie using claymation, the popular animation technique used in films such as Coraline and Wallace and Gromit. Use tablets, clay and Adobe editing software to make your own short movies, complete with a soundtrack. In-class animation screenings will complement the hands-on experience.

Jewelrymaking


3 Saturdays: Dec 2 - Dec 16

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $100 members, $125 non-members

Learn to create artful accessories using a wide variety of metals, fibers and beads. Explore different jewelrymaking processes including hammering and felting and use your new skills to produce unique wearable artworks. Learn to think like a designer as you develop an understanding of brand identity and color theory. Use your skills in drawing, painting and mixed media to develop your own line of jewelry.

Creating Titles in After Effects


3 Tuesdays: Dec 5 - Dec 19

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dean Mougianis


Price: $125 members, $150 non-members

Personal brands have become an industry standard for designers. Gain a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects, a powerful image compositing software used by animators and graphic artists around the world. We'll show you how to create simple, animated titles + text files that will professionalize your work and advance your professional skills. Some basic experience with a non-linear editing software, such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut, is recommended.

Exploring Photoshop for Beginners


1 Wednesday: Dec 6

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Erin Bechtold


Price: $45 members, $70 non-members

Learn how to crop, tone, sharpen, and layer your images in Photoshop! Please feel free to bring any digital photos you have to class on a memory card or USB flash drive.

Stained Glass Ornaments


1 Saturday: Dec 9

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Instuctor: Rachael Cooper


Price: $30 per person

Learn a craft that has been around since ancient times! Use techniques such as soldering and foiling to create your own stained glass ornament for any winter holiday.

Foundations of Digital Animation


December 18 - December 22

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor TBD


Price: $135 members, $160 non-members

Dive into the fascinating world of animation with Adobe Animate! Explore the art of character design and brainstorm an original creation of your own. Then, use a stylus and graphics tablet to transform your visions into a smooth animation. In-class screenings of contemporary as well as historic animations will inform your work.

Create & Animate


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Rachael Cooper


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Create a world of your own in this camp that combines painting, collage and sculpture with storytelling and animation. Design zany characters, sets, props and create original stories. Then, bring everything to life through stop-motion animation using tablets and apps.

Inventions & Innovations


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: Tom Sarver


Price: $180 members, $205 non-members

Explore art, science, engineering, and simple machines for a true STEAM experience. Upcycle common items into spectacular inventions of your own through assemblage, painting and sculpture. Work in teams on a Rube Goldberg machine to create complicated chain reactions and experiment with uncommon art making materials to achieve unexpected results.

Medieval Times


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $75 members, $100 non-members

Step back into a time when knights and princesses were not just characters in fairytales. Learn about heraldry, create your own armor, design a castle and depict fantastic beasts. Use metals and fibers to sculpt and weave, and eventually transform yourself into a medieval alter ego.

Stained Glass Mosaics


1 Friday: Nov 3

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $90 members, $115 non-members

Use techniques from mosaics to create artwork that puts a contemporary spin on traditional stained glass. Master the skill of cutting glass as you design and create a decorative glass mosaic. Skip the soldering and learn how to grout to emulate the look of stained glass.

Clay Explorations


5 Saturdays: Dec 18 - Dec 22

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Explore the creativity and diversity of working with clay. Use handbuilding skills to create functional vessels like bowls and cups, and discover the expressive possibilities of sculpting as you try your hand at realistic sculptures and brand-new abstract creations. Embrace drawing and painting techniques to bring your work to life using decorative surface designs and glazes. Due to the drying and firing time needed to complete a ceramic piece, artworks might need to be picked up at a later date.

Superheroes


Monday - Friday: Dec 18 - Dec 22

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $270 members, $295 non-members

Learn about superheroes in books, films and comics and invent your own alter ego complete with a catchy name and special powers. Design your superhero costume, create gadgets and accessories and illustrate your hero's adventures in your own comic book!

Create & Animate


Wednesday - Friday: Dec 27 - Dec 29

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instuctor: TBA


Price: $200 members, $225 non-members

Create a world of your own in this camp that combines painting, collage and sculpture with storytelling and animation. Design zany characters, sets, props and create original stories. Then, bring everything to life through stop-motion animation using tablets and apps.